There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.
No one is more definite about the solution than the one who doesn't understand the problem.
Talent does you no good unless it's recognized by someone else.
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
Immaturity can last a lifetime.
Why is it that the more mistakes people make, the more paranoid they become about other people's mistakes ?
Plan your progress carefully , hour-by hour, day-by-day, month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power. Planning for happiness is rarely successful. Happiness just happens.
How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.
He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
When you arrive at your future, will you blame your past ?
Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.
People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to.
There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want to do.
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The doctor should be opaque to his patients, and like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.
What's meant to be will always find a way
If thou must love me, let it be for nought, except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile, her look, her way of speaking gently, for a trick of thought that falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought a sense of pleasant ease on such a day. For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or change for thee, and love so wrought, may be unwrought so.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.
If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.
Some men see things the way they are and ask, Why ? I dream things that never were, and ask Why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast, a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. His eyes are closed.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Where there's life, there's hope.
The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.
Norman Vincent Peale
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
A good general not only sees the way to victory , he also knows when victory is impossible.
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Don't sweat the small stuff.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not
Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
How do I look ?
Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
Girls got balls. They're just a little higher up, that's all.
Let's go home, Debbie.
Ethan Edwards, The Searchers (1956)
You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
No pain, No gain.
If it is to be it is up to me.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly , what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
Success is dependent upon the glands - sweat glands.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Lives most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others ?
Martin Luther King Jr.
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.
Gort ! Klaatu barada nikto !
Helen Benson, The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
We're sisters under the same mink.
Debby Marsh, The Big Heat (1953)
Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.
Robert H. Schuller
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris
Spread love everywhere you go, first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness, kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.
I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.
Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.
The best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts, of kindness and of love.
One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.
Norman Vincent Peale
If we are going to teach 'creation science' as an alternative to evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction.
Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask, Where have I gone wrong ? Then a voice says to me, This is going to take more than one night.
Charles M. Shultz
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Many hands make light work.
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary listener does not hear. quotes
Can miles truly separate you from friends. If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there ?
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
Henry David Thoreau
Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.
Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it -- immediately.
I love you - those three words have my life in them.
First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything.
Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Find and use your passion, and you'll have a great career. Don't do it, you won't. It's as simple as that.
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression, in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
No one became poor by giving alms.
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
Without love our life is a, ship without a rudder, like a body without a soul.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
True love can not be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does.
Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade ?
The more we grow in love, virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue and holiness outside.
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus ; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
The more you venture to live greatly, the more you will find within you what it takes to get on top of things and stay there.
Norman Vincent Peale
Some people come into our lives and quickly go, some stay for a while and leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.
You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others.
I won't be ignored, Dan !
Alex Forrest, Fatal Attraction (1987)
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it , if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
The way we see the problem is the problem.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.